Shutting off comments after 30 days

Saturday 16 April 2016, 7.22am HKT


FROM THE MANAGEMENT

All comments are now closed after 30 days of posting.

This is to control spam and general prevention of identity theft through hacking from the comment areas and meta links (like the admin log-on links).

The main aim for me is to control the trolling comments on old posts and other troublemaking. We all have 24 hours in the day; the rest is up to us.

This doesn’t affect upvoting and likes, both of which remain fully functional.

To secure your WordPress.com site:—

  1. Go to your Admin Dashboard
  2. On lefthand menu, click Settings > Discussion
  3. In “Other comment settings,” tick “Automatically close comments on articles older than [30] days
  4. Scroll down and click “Save changes” button
  5. Done!

I highly recommend you do the same for your site now.

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© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 16 April 2016. (B16115)

2 Responses to “Shutting off comments after 30 days”

  1. Ed Hurst said

    Can’t blame you. Your exposure is different from mine or I would have to do the same. So far, I’ve gotten away with keeping it open and gotten some decent feedback that way.

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    • I don’t mind the trolling (because it comes with the territory in blogging), but the trolling was just totally lacking in ‘entertainment’ value (as oldskool trolling tended to be). In any case, I’ve been getting several dozen notifications about password resets or requests, so it’s high time to set time limits for comments.

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